Update to Travel Advisory for China (February 19, 2020)

The Department of State has upgraded our  Travel Advisory for  China to Level 4: Do Not Travel  due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province.   Those currently in China should attempt to depart by commercial means. Most commercial air carriers have reduced or suspended routes to and from China, yet seats remain available to depart the country. Commercial travel allows control over where you …

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The U.S. Department of State – China Travel Advisory Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The U.S. Department of State – China Travel Advisory Level 4 – Do Not Travel Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Travelers should be …

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Suspension of Entry of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting COVID-19

Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting COVID-19   The United States has confirmed cases of individuals who have a severe acute respiratory illness caused by COVID-19 (“the virus”) first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China (“China”).  The virus was discovered in …

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DHS Issues Restrictions on Inbound Flights with Individuals Who Have Been in China

DHS Issues Restrictions on Inbound Flights with Individuals Who Have Been in China 11 U.S. airports will receive flights carrying passengers from China WASHINGTON – To protect the American people from exposure to the coronavirus, on Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued  instructions supplementing a decision  issued on January 31, 2020, and directed all …

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Excerpts of Press Briefing by Members of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force

SECRETARY AZAR:  … *           *           * * In accordance with the declaration, beginning at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time; Sunday, February the 2nd, the United States government will implement temporary measures to increase our abilities to detect and contain the coronavirus proactively and aggressively.  Any …

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Additional Flights for U.S. citizens to the United States from Wuhan

The U.S. Department of State is working on staging additional evacuation flights for U.S. citizens on a reimbursable basis, leaving Wuhan Tianhe Intl Airport on or about Feb 3. Individuals subject to CDC screening and a strong possibility of quarantine. More info: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/health-alert-u-s-embassy-beijing-january-31-2020/

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The U.S. Department of State increases the China Travel Advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel

Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Commercial carriers …

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Travel Alert Level 4 Do Not Travel to China

Do not travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.Commercial carriers have …

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Travel Alert Level 3 Reconsider Travel to China

On January 29, 2020 the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. Reconsider travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. A novel (new) coronavirus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness that began in …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beijing, January 30, 2020

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: On January 29, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the …

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Travel Alert Level 4 Do Not Travel to China

Level 4: Do not travel to Hubei province, China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China: There is an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in …

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Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

The Department of State is making arrangements to relocate its personnel stationed at the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan to the United States.  We anticipate that there will be limited capacity to transport private U.S. citizens on a reimbursable basis on a single flight leaving Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on January 28, 2020 and proceeding …

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China Travel Advisory Update: Level 4 – Do Not Travel to Hubei Province

Level 4: Do not travel to Hubei province, China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China: There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in the area around …

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Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area  Event: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, preliminarily identified to be caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as …

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Health Alert – Pneumonia of Unknown Cause in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for a pneumonia outbreak of unknown cause Wuhan, China. Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat). Avoid contact with sick people. …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Consulate Guangzhou

Location: Guangdong Province; Hainan Province Event: Due to Typhoon Mangkhut, the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will be temporarily closed Monday, September 17, 2018. We expect to resume regular operations on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. During this time, all sections of the U.S. Consulate Guangzhou will be closed and there will be no NIV, IV, …

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Health Alert

Location: Countrywide Event: The State Department received medical confirmation that a U.S. government employee in China suffered a medical incident consistent with what other U.S. government personnel experienced in Havana, Cuba. As a result of additional voluntary medical screenings, the Department has sent other individuals to the United States for further evaluation. If you or members of …

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WORLDWIDE CAUTION

December 18, 2017 WORLDWIDE CAUTION With the holiday travel season upon us, the Embassy would like to call your attention to the most recent worldwide caution message that the Department of State issued on December 11, 2017.  We want to ensure that all U.S. citizens are well aware of the current worldwide travel environment.  Please …

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North Korea Travel Warning

The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens not to travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).  Due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. citizens, effective September 1, 2017, U.S. passports were invalidated for travel into, in, or through North Korea.  Persons who wish to …

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Storm Warning – Talim & Doksuri

The U.S. Consulate General cautions U.S. citizens that super typhoon TALIM could make landfall near Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, China between September 14th to September 15th. Typhoon DOKSURI could make landfall near Hainan province, China on September 15th.  The Chinese government has issued a warning for Fujian, Zhejiang and Hainan areas. If landfall occurs, those …

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